Pilates after Covid-19
It’s been over two years since the start of the pandemic, with restrictions relaxed 1 in 13 people now have covid. (As of 2nd April 2022)
Having now found myself just coming out the other side of Covid I have been surprised how it has floored me. Not wanting to do any Pilates or running at all.
But now I am ready, I’m not there yet but I am ready to move and start doing Pilates after covid.
We are all affected by this latest strain differently so it’s important to seek advice if you are not sure.
Listen to your body.
We hear this a lot, even when we are not recovering. It is so important to be aware of how you are feeling, before, during, and after you exercise.
Even over a short of period time, your body will have weakened, you will need to build it up slowly.
What I have noticed the most is how over a 2 week period I have really seized up, with lower back pain and my knee injury rearing its head again too.
I’m used to moving regularly so this really highlights why we need to move daily.
If you have spent a while not really moving then the video below is a great way to start you off.
With some Pilates mobility exercises to get you moving in the lower back area, open up the chest and get the spine moving.
Click on the video below to give the video ago or click here
Pilates after covid
This video is a start to get you back moving, as you feel you can do more, then slowly build up the repetitions before moving on to more challenging videos.
Strength is the next thing to start building, especially after a few weeks off, and as a runner, we need to ensure that your body is supported to reduce injuries as we slowly get back to our running.
A recent study showed that runners coming back from covid were more llikely to get injured even after a few weeks off due to non movement whilst ill, leading to strength decline. So it’s important that we don;t just head stright back out without some strength training. Read the whole article here
Try this video to add strength back into your routine, take it slowly, do reduced repetitions and build up slowly. Remember it’s not just how you feel doing it, it’s how you feel after. You can try the video here